Thursday, January 01, 2009

Soup's On Call

Welcome to 2009! I had a lazy day today but did manage to "undecorate" from Christmas. My apartment now looks a little sad but I'm sure I will get used to the normalcy. I start back to work tomorrow, after having the month of December off, with a bang as I am on call! Should be lots of fun! I'm actually kind of getting excited. After being out of the hospital for so long, I really do become ready for it again. I guess that means that I am doing what God wants right now in my life. As I head back to work, here is a yummy and healthy way to start your new year! It is a soup recipe that I found on Maria's site, Two Peas and Their Pod. It is full of vitamins, fiber, and protein. It even has that heart healthy lycopene...so eat up!
Vegetable Soup with Sweet Potato adapted from Maria

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 sweet potatoes, diced
2 small zucchinis, diced
1 yellow squash, diced
2 cans of diced tomatoes, (15 oz)
4 cups of vegetable broth
2 cans of white beans, rinsed and drained (15 oz) - I think this would be better with about 1.5 cans...the end of my soup had too many beans.
Salt and pepper

Saute the onion in olive oil or in cooking spray. Add celery and carrots. Cook until the vegetables are tender. Add the sweet potatoes, zucchini, and squash. Cook for around 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and broth. Then add the beans and stir. Season to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes. I had mine with some asiago cheese bagel from Panera bread...I think this is one of my favorite versions they have...SO good!

8 comments:

Maria said...

Glad you enjoyed the soup!

Peabody said...

I haven't undecorated yet. Our house is so bare when it all goes down. :(
Looks like a nice comforting soup.

Katrina said...

Great looking soup!
Bye Bye 2008, Hello New Year!
Hope you have a great one!

Katrina said...

Claire,
Tina's "Samoa" cookies do taste a bit date-ish, so if you don't like dates, you probably won't like them. I think they could be make with less dates and more oats and coconut though. The dates are just to sweeten them and hold them together. They are good though!

Claire said...

Maria - I did...it was SO good! I ate on it for MANY days.

Peabody - I know what you mean, I even got some flowers to try and perk my place up!

Katrina - Thanks! So far...okay. I'll have to think about those cookies...just unsure about the dates.

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm I love sweet potato in soup!

Pearl said...

MMMMM looks so delish!

Elle said...

Mmmm...sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes, and beans...all yummy.
Hope being on call is exciting, but not tooooo exciting.